Dr. Syrop’s practice is different from most other dental offices. There are two types of patients that are treated. The first group are those with facial pain, TMD/TMJ, headaches and jaw problems. The second group are those patients with sleep apnea and snoring problems. There are very few practices that are devoted to treating so many people with these types of problems.
The goal for those patients with TMD and orofacial pain is to reduce pain levels, improve function and get back to a normal life. For those with sleep apnea or snoring the goal is to have a good nights sleep without disturbing their sleep partner.
Dr. Steven Syrop
Dentist in Manhattan, NYSteven B. Syrop, DDS
Dr. Syrop is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine and has taught on the staff of the Columbia Dental School for over twenty-five years. For fifteen years he served as director of the Oral Facial Pain Program, overseeing the facial pain clinic and teaching dental students and residents. In addition, he is currently the section chief of TMD at New York Presbyterian Hospital and a member of the faculty at Weill Medical College. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. He is a member of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, The New York Academy of Dentistry. The American Dental Association and the NY County Dental Society. He has held many leadership positions in these organizations. He is past chairman of the Education Committee of the New York Academy of Dentistry, responsible for teaching ethics programs at dental schools.
Dr. Syrop lectures extensively to dentists, students and residents. He has given over 300 lectures. He has also published numerous scientific papers. He is a frequent speaker at the New York County Dental Society continuing education program.
Dr. Syrop’s volunteer projects.
From 2006 to 2012 Dr. Syrop was asked by the Dean of the dental school at Columbia University to lead a program to bring dental care to remote rural areas of Africa. Dr. Syrop went to Ethiopia, Tanzania and Burundi and organized trips to Rwanda, Senegal and Kenya. Access to medical and dental care in these locations is extremely limited or non-existent. It is a challenging task to develop a program to train healthcare workers to deliver rudimentary oral healthcare in remote poverty stricken areas.
Dr. Syrop is a member of Donated Dental Services (DDS) an organization that enlists dentists to provide free dental care to poor and disabled people.